Journalism

Montana Newspaper Sure Sorry It Endorsed Bundy-Hugging Wackaloon For State Office

When in doubt, go with the candidate who DOESN'T see antifa super-soldiers coming to get you.

The daily paper for Montana's Greater Missoula Metro Region, the sensibly named Missoulian, raised a few eyebrows Sunday with its endorsement of Republican Jennifer Fielder for the District 4 seat on the Montana Public Service Commission. Generally, elections for regulatory bodies like the Public Service Commission (Motto: "We Regulate Public Services. In Montana.") don't draw a lot of attention, but it's not every day that a newspaper endorsement has to acknowledge a chosen candidate has quite so much colorful background that voters may need to overlook. Fielder, a state senator who can't run again because of term limits, is chief executive of the "American Lands Council," a Koch-funded group that yearns to transfer federal lands to state and local governments, to then be sold to the highest bidder. But Fielder has promised to step down from that job! Besides, the endorsement went on, surely voters can overlook a couple of other minor matters:

Fielder's critics are troubled by her affiliation with this group and others, such as the Coalition of Western Property Owners that invited members of the Bundy family to speak in Paradise a couple of years ago. Her staunch support for transferring management of federal land to the states is certainly unpopular, and recently, she helped spread baseless rumors about Antifa supposedly traveling to Missoula to foment violence around the Black Lives Matter protests.

Other than holding wildly unpopular opinions, hanging out with domestic terrorists, and spreading unfounded rumors of the sort that have led to armed vigilantism across the West, she's a pretty solid choice.

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2020 presidential election

Dumbest Failson Eric Trump Comes To The Sunday Shows!

It's your Sunday show rundown!

With President Typhoid Donald being momentarily slowed down by the literal plague he failed to contain, it was time this week for his surrogates to come to the rescue. Unfortunately for Trump, making sure you're the smartest person on your team means that you are not exactly surrounded by "winners."

Enter Eric Trump.

Appearing on ABC's "This Week," Donald's third favorite son (Barron and the fictional son he had in The Little Rascals, but before Don Jr.) tried to make a case for his father but just came out sounding like a Dollar Store version of Daddy.

Biden 'didn't want to stand on the stage with my father': Eric Trump on debate | ABC News www.youtube.com


ERIC: Jon, my father's doing great. I mean I speak to him every single day. He sounds great and he's -- he's -- he's a true warrior. He's working incredibly hard.
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coronavirus

The Pandemically Incorrect Idiocy Of Jason Miller And Steve Cortes

It's your Sunday show rundown!

Hello Wonks! It's been a hell of a week for the team-up of karma and science, as Amy Coney Barrett's SCOTUS Seat Heist Ceremony looks like it quickly turned into a Rose Garden massacre. With a list of positive cases that includes Donald and Melania Trump, Hope Hicks, Kellyanne Conway, Tom Tillis, Mike Lee, Ron Johnson, Ronna Romney McDaniel, and Chris Christie, it would almost seems inconceivable that Republicans would be making excuses or still dismissing health warnings on the Sunday shows.

Almost.

Enter Trump campaign scumbag and human impersonation of Axe body spray Jason Miller. Miller spent most of Sunday going from show to show, spreading his special brand of arrogant stupidity. First, Miller appeared on ABC's "This Week," where he continued dismissing masks and spreading the "Joe Biden is hiding in a basement" nonsense.

You would think that after your boss caught a deadly virus due to not listening to his own guidelines, there would be less mocking of Biden taking the proper precautions to avoid it. But that level of introspection is a foreign concept to GOP hacks like Miller.

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coronavirus

Everything Totally Fine, Just Fine, Says Trump's Extremely Shifty Physician

He is already being contradicted by sources within the White House.

In a totally unhelpful press conference outside of Walter Reed Hospital this morning, Trump's physician Dr. Sean Conley said repeatedly that Trump was doing well and he was happy about how well he was doing while also repeatedly refusing to answer a number of specific questions. We probably learned more from what he didn't say than what he did say.

LIVE: White House Physician Dr. Sean Conley gives an update on President Trump's condition youtu.be


Most noticeably, he played a whole lot of word games with whether or not Trump had been on oxygen, and whenever someone asked if he had been on oxygen, he'd say "He's not on oxygen right now" or name another specific time and say that Trump wasn't on oxygen then. He refused to clearly state that Trump had not been on oxygen at all since he'd been diagnosed.

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